She loved drama and caught the acting bug while appearing in her school plays and her dedication to her Brownie troop led her to participate in the group’s holiday outings and camps. She excelled at sports setting the school record for the high jump, and she picked up the flute to round out her education. Yet, the future of this active, but seemingly ordinary, school girl would take a path that other girls could only dream about.
As Kate Middleton
gets ready to become a real-life princess, hellomagazine.com
takes a look back at her younger years which helped shape the future royal into the beauty about to step into the regal spotlight
Born on 9 January 1982, Kate is pictured with her mother Carole when she was just 15 days old
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